NEWS BLOGS

Bringing you up to date with what's happening in the children's books world

Facebook    Twitter

Recommended

The Button War: A Tale of the Great War

The Button War: A Tale of the Great War
Written by Avi
Egmont £6.99
ISBN: 978-1406380835

In 1914, Poland did not really exist as a country, as it had been partitioned in 1795 by Prussia and Austria in the west, and Russia in the east. Patryk and his young friends live in an isolated village, deep in the forest in the eastern Russian sector, and know little about the outside world. They do not even know that a war has started, until a German aeroplane drops a bomb on the schoolhouse. So begins a fight for control of the village between Russian soldiers and German soldiers.

At first, Patryk and his friends treat it all as a game and, innocently, begin a competition amongst themselves as to who can collect the best military button. But soon the horrors of war begin to envelope the village and turn their game into something dangerous and deadly, in which soldiers and children die. This is a moving, thought-provoking story which shows how innocent people's peaceful lives can be so quickly shattered by the escalating death and destruction caused by soldiers fighting a war that no-one understands.

A poignant and challenging account of a part of the war rarely written about or discussed.
Martin Kromer

 



SUBSCRIPTIONS

Please print out this form, fill it in and send it to Carousel, Unit 1, West Court
Saxon Business Park, Stoke Prior, B60 4AD or click here to pay online now
I wish to take out a subscription to CAROUSEL for the three issues commencing with the following issue:
Spring Summer Autumn/Winter
Name:
Organisation (if applicable)
Address
Postcode:
Tel:
Email Address:
Annual subscription rates (p & p included)

£13 UK, £19 Europe inc. Ireland and £22 overseas (airmail). Send a cheque or postal order made payable to CAROUSEL.

Alternatively, pay online now using Paypal

£13 UK
£19 Europe inc. Ireland
£22 Rest of the world (airmail)

Carousel Home Page
www.carouselguide.co.uk

Past issues

Carousel 68

Ben Miller, Chris Riddell, Beverley Naidoo
(Carousel 69)

Carousel 68

Ross Montgomery: Look Up and See the Wonder (Carousel 68)

Carousel 67

Harry Potter and the Search for a Style (Carousel 67)

Carousel 66

Lemony Snicket, Nadiya Hussain, Wildwood (Carousel 66)

Carousel 65

Anthony Horowitz, Andy Riley, Lydia Monks (Carousel 65)

Carousel 64

Shaun Tan, Marion Deuchars, Bruce Ingman (Carousel 64)

Carousel 63

Alex T Smith, Jeanne Willis, Frances Hardinge (Carousel 63)

Carousel 62

Michael Foreman, William Grill, Robin Stevens (Carousel 62)

Carousel 61

Nicola Morgan, Richard Adams and Lauren Child (Carousel 61)

Carousel 60

Jacqueline Wilson. Modern take on Alice and more (Carousel 60)

Carousel 59

Frank Cottrell Boyce. Simon Mayo, children's author (Carousel 59)

Carousel 58

25 years of ELMER at Andersen Press. Michael Rosen . . . (Carousel 58)